Inter president questioned in 2006 title case

BY foxsports • March 31, 2011

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti was questioned for three hours by the Italian football federation's prosecutor on Thursday regarding a case that could see the club stripped of the 2006 Serie A title.

Inter was awarded the 2006 title when Juventus was stripped of the honor for its role in that year's match-fixing scandal. Juventus was also stripped of the 2005 title, which was not reassigned.

Inter was not sanctioned in the scandal, but last year new phone-tap conversations leaked to local media allegedly revealed that Moratti conferred with referee selector Paolo Bergamo about match officials, prompting Juventus to demand that Inter be stripped of the title, and federation prosecutor Stefano Palazzi to open a new inquiry.

''I'm very sure about my position, but that doesn't take away the freedom of justice, which is up to them,'' Moratti told the ANSA news agency, adding that the case resembled something out of a book by Franz Kafka.

Federation president Giancarlo Abete said he would like to see the case closed by the end of this season.

The questioning came two days before the Milan derby, although Moratti said he didn't think it would affect Inter's performance.

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